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Austria

If your company is sending employees to Austria — Fragomen is here to help. Working closely with our Local Advisors in Austria, we provide the immigration strategies and support you need to get your employees on the ground as quickly as possible.  If you have any questions, please click here to contact us.

Business visitors to Austria typically use a local version of the Schengen C Visa, unless they are visa exempt based on their nationality. The Schengen Area limits stay to 90 days in any 180-day period. However, business visits to Austria must be limited to three to five cumulative business days.

The main work authorization types are the Short-Term Work/Secondment Permit, for assignments up to four to six months; the EU Blue Card, for highly skilled local hires who meet a high salary threshold; the Red-White-Red Card, for locally hired key personnel with long-term accommodation; the EU Intracompany Transferree (ICT) Permit, for intracompany transfers of managers, specialists and trainees; and the Mobile EU ICT Permit, for intracompany transfers of ICT Permit holders from another EU country. EU nationals and EU ICT Permit holders travelling for less than 90 days must complete a KIAB/ZKO Declaration to be compliant.

Note that the allowable scope and duration of business visits is very limited. Work permits are, therefore, often required for business visits. Austria also has strict document retention requirements and high penalties for incompliance. 

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.